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Jon Husted

Conflicting court rulings put Ohio's voting rules in limbo

Ohio voter Keith Dehmann failed to list his birthdate when casting his absentee ballot in the 2014 general election and later tried to remedy the mistake. That same year, Linda and Gunther Lahm mixed up the envelopes for their absentee ballots and then overlooked birthdate errors when fixing the problem.

All three eligible voters in the key swing state had their ballots tossed under laws one federal judge has ruled unconstitutional, and another found otherwise.

The conflicting decisions for absentee and provisional ballots have put the state's rules — and its voters — in legal limbo ahead of the presidential election as the issue is appealed.

The state's...

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